TREASURE THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS IN VIETNAM WITH YOUR FAMILY
Updated: Nov 6
Chôm Chôm Travel can organise a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Our agency offers tailor-made itineraries to accommodate our client’s needs and wants. We use knowledgeable local guides having the ability to show you, your family and your friends the region’s beautiful scenery and authentic culture.
The Central Highlands is a region with unspoiled natural beauty, inhabited by Indigenous communities who possess unique traditional cultures and live a spiritual life. Visiting the Central Highlands will give a sense of respect and appreciation to preserve the region’s treasures!
CENTRAL VIETNAM -THE STUNNING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
The Central Highlands is home to five (5) beautiful provinces: Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Lam Dong. Flying directly from Ho Chi Minh City to Pleiku (Gia Lai Province) airport takes approximately one (1) hour.
Central Highlands is a collection of interconnected plateaux surrounded by high mountain ranges ranging from 500 to 1500 metres.
Blessed by nature with untouched forests, high mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, and tranquil lakes, the Central Highlands offer travelers spectacular views and scenery whilst hiking and trekking in this region.
The Central Highlands can also be an incredible travel adventure for your family. Cycling in the majestic forest whilst breathing in the fresh highlands air, you can encounter and discover the native flora and fauna.
If adventure is your style, the Central Highlands offers rock climbing, cliff jumping from waterfalls, kayaking, observing elephants in their natural habitat or camping under a star-filled sky. Nature at night is a convincing way to connect with the natural world.
THE DIVERSITY OF ETHNIC MINORITY CULTURES IN VIETNAM
A large number of ethnic minority groups still live traditionally in the highlands. The Jarai, Rade, Bahnar, Koho, Mnong, Ba Na and Ede communities each contribute their unique culture to the region. Throughout the highlands, you will see traditional stilted houses made from wood, bamboo, cane, or rattan. Each ethnic group has a rare design of their stilted houses which reflects and represents their distinctive culture.
When visiting these communities, we suggest that you see a Rong House. A Rong House is a sizeable, stilted house serving as the village’s spiritual gathering place. The larger the house, the wealthier the village is. It is a pride of Highlanders, a great tourist attraction for its imposing beauty and traditional value.
YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE THE RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN VIETNAM
Religion is vital for ethnic communities merging their traditional beliefs and spirituality with Catholicism. The churches in the region have a fascinating design, combining Roman Catholic church architecture and the Rong house style and adapting to be more in line with the Indigenous community.
ENJOY ELICIOUS LOCAL VIETNAMESE FOOD
Central Highland offers a variety of exceptional food options like Com Lam (sticky rice in a bamboo tube) and Ruou Can (local rice wine).
Com Lam is a famous wet rice dish pressed into bamboo tubes, cooked, and taken on long journeys. With Com Lam, grilled chicken is served, which is quite popular in the Central Highlands. The chickens are free-range and homegrown in their gardens.
Ruou Can is the local rice wine, drank by locals using long cane tubes. Ruou Can is generally reserved for holidays, weddings, celebrations, and harvest feasts.
Com Lam and Ruou Can are highly recommended local experiences.
VIETNAM - A COFFEE LOVER'S DREAM FOR ALL FAMILY MEMBERS
The Central Highlands have an average height of 500 to 600 metres and is made of basalt soil, making it the perfect condition for cultivating coffee. Buon Me Thuot, the capital city of Dak Lak Province, has earned the title “The Coffee Capital.” A majority of Vietnam’s coffee is grown in this region.
Chôm Chôm Travel offers several coffee tour experiences for our travellers in the Central Highlands. You can visit a coffee plantation and talk to local farmers to learn and understand the growing and processing of coffee.
Many people enjoy drinking coffee but have never seen a coffee tree and ripe coffee fruit before. The aroma of coffee fruit and the unroasted bean drying are different; however, they both smell amazing.
October to December is an ideal time to visit to see the coffee harvested. You can experience what it is like to be a farmer for the day, picking ripe fruit and extracting the beans from the fruit to roast. Then enjoy a cup of coffee from freshly roasted beans. A coffee lover’s dream come true!
TEACH YOUR KIDS VIETNAMESE CULTURE THROUGH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
The gong, the traditional musical instrument of Vietnam, is a sacred instrument played at important events in the Central Highlands, including weddings, funerals, and festivals.
The Jarai and Bahnar communities commonly play the bamboo xylophone, referred to as T’rưng in Vietnamese. The instrument has varied sizes of short bamboo tubes. The T’rưng is also connected to the spiritual life of the Central Highland people, by which they express their joy and sadness in daily life.
The local communities are happy to share their knowledge and teach you how to play these traditional instruments which is an enjoyable and exciting experience.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM WITH YOUR FAMILY
The best time to visit the Highlands is between October and April when the landscape is lush, the rain minimal, and the weather temperate.
Chom Chom Travel is pleased to create lifetime memories with your family by providing the best trip in Vietnam crafted only for you!